Former Coach Dies

Coach Bob Prewitt. (Courtesy of SMU)

Former SMU basketball player and coach Bob Prewitt died in May. He was 93 years old. He was an assistant coach for 18 seasons, a stretch during which SMU reached the Final Four in 1956 and won eight Southwest Conference titles.

He was then head coach of the Mustangs for eight seasons, from 1967-75. They won the SWC regular-season title in 1972. After first serving in the Army Air Corps, Prewitt was a three-year varsity letterman at SMU. He was team captain for the 1948-49 season and was also an All-Conference pick as a senior.